Pro-Life Group Releases Names of Late-Term Abortion Staff to Urge Quitting

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 22, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Group Releases Names of Late-Term Abortion Staff to Urge Quitting

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 22
, 2008

Wichita, KS ( — A leading pro-life group that monitors late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller in Kansas has released the names of his abortion center staff. They don’t want the 22 staff members to be picketed or targeted, but hope pro-life advocates will surround them with prayer and encouragement to quit.

The most recent list of employees at the Women’s Health Care Services abortion center Tiller runs also includes three out-of-state abortion practitioners who help Tiller do the late-term abortions.

"We are releasing this list of abortion workers in order to expose them to the community, and to elicit prayers for their repentance," OR spokeswoman Cheryl Sullenger told

"As Christians, we are concerned about them as people, and understand that sometimes it takes ‘tough love’ to help someone see the destructive path they are taking," she added. "Most people who quit the abortion industry tell us that they are relieved to be out of that business, and say that leaving improved their lives."

The pro-life movement is filled with a laundry list of advocates who are former abortion practitioners, abortion facility staff like Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade, or women who have experienced the pain of an abortion.

Sullenger says previous efforts to get Tiller employees to quit their jobs have worked.

"We began an intensive campaign exposing clinic workers and businesses that associate with Tiller in 2004," said Sullenger. "Since then, over a dozen workers have quit and at least 25 businesses have stopped helping Tiller keep his abortion business open. There’s no doubt that public exposure helps these people do the right thing."

The new list follows a successful campaign last week listing the name of a University of Kansas professor helping Tiller.

Just hours after reported on OR’s information about Burtram Odenheimer, a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Kansas School of Medicine who was signing off on second and third-trimester abortions, he quit doing so.

Odenheimer and another physician agreed to disassociate themselves with Tiller. state3374b.html

Tiller currently faces 19 criminal charges for illegal abortions done without the signature of an unaffiliated physician. He and abortion practitioner Ann Kristin Neuhaus, collaborated to potentially violate state abortion law.

Last week, Operation Rescue released a list of businesses Tiller works with to protest against and get them to stop.



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